Christmas at Dolly Parton's Stampede in Branson, MO

Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction1525 W. Hwy. 76Branson, MO 65616
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Featuring a festive holiday show and a delicious four-course feast, Christmas at Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner & Show is perfect for families and groups of all ages. This exciting performance includes old-fashioned holiday costumes, traditional music, lights, elves and a live nativity. The feast includes Southern favorites, like rotisserie chicken, barbecue pork, home-style biscuits and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Branson Travel Experts
  • Dinner is meant to be eaten with your hands.
  • Silverware is not provided; bring your own if preferred.
  • Arrive early for the pre-show to guarantee good seats.
  • Children under the age of 3 are free only if they sit in a parent's lap and eat from their plate.
  • Walk the equestrian stables to meet the horse talent after the show.
  • Leftovers from the four-course feast can be taken to-go.
  • Vegetarian meals available upon request.
  • Bring cash to tip servers and purchase souvenir photo.
  • Keep your dinner handi-wipe towelette for after dessert.
  • Show includes ring of fire trick-riding stunts and interactive audience participation competitions like chicken races and “horse” racing.
  • Performances include the Waltz of the Belles of the Ball and a Patriotic Americana finale.

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Diana K.

A holiday tradition for our family. There were 25 of us this year! Everyone loves the horses, dinner, and amazing show! We go early to see the horses in their stalls and get good pre-show seats in their carriage room. Dolly isn't there in-person but the riders and servers are super nice like her. A good value and treasured time.

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Celebrate A Christmas Tradition
In November and December, the Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction, the world’s most visited dinner attraction, is decking the halls and grooming its horses for families to celebrate this holiday season.

“Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede” transforms into a beautiful holiday spectacular. Folks who experience “Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede” will be amazed at the full-scale living Nativity, holiday decor, seasonal music, a Santa Claus sighting, and a fabulous four-course family feast.

“Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede” adds a touch of grace to its holiday show this year with a special presentation, “Adagio On Ice,” featuring world-renowned ice skaters who are appearing exclusively in Branson.

The Christmas show also features a seasonal twist with a friendly rivalry between the North and South Poles, equestrian feats, music, comedy, and audience participation. Families also will enjoy the “Magic of Toys” musical production starring the Sugar Plum Fairy and other toys she brings to life in an aerial display, all set to the epic music of “The Nutcracker Suite.”
Guests will be awed by the birth of Jesus portrayed in a living nativity with Mary, Joseph, three wise men atop real camels, and shepherds leading donkeys and their flock of sheep.

Of course, no Christmas would be complete without an appearance by Santa. Jolly Old St. Nick arrives in his sleigh as the Stampede's arena is transformed into a winter wonderland of freshly fallen snow.

"The true meaning of Christmas comes alive right before our guests’ eyes,” stated General Manager Bryan Cossiboom. “There is no time of year more special for families, so we invite everyone to gather over a good meal with festive entertainment and continue to make us part of their annual family tradition.”

The Christmas celebration is complemented by a four-course holiday feast consisting of a whole rotisserie chicken, hickory-smoked barbecue pork loin, herb-basted potato, buttery corn on the cob, creamy vegetable soup, homemade biscuit, and special holiday dessert.

One hour before the main show, guests are invited to the Carriage Room for some of the season’s best music, holiday comedy and family entertainment by three talented brothers, The White River Wranglers.

Admission includes the Carriage Room pre-show, holiday dinner and show extravaganza set in a 35,000-square-foot arena featuring 32 magnificent horses and thrilling horsemanship.

Show Times: 5:30 pm & 8:00 pm
12:30 pm & 3:00 pm Matinees on select dates.

Main arena show times are shown above. Please arrive an hour before to enjoy the beautiful horsewalk and Carriage Room pre-show.

Please Note: Seating sections are submitted to Dolly Parton's Stampede as requests and while they honor requests they do not guarantee location due to varied party sizes and theater occupancy.

Important Security Information
For the safety and enjoyment of our guests, we recommend that they arrive early. May conduct bag searches and/or electronic scans upon entry of the building, so please do not bring any unnecessary items.

Reserve Branson Customer Reviews

102 Reviews
Danelle Strubbe
Paullina, IA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Awesome experience!!!"
January, 2019
The show was awesome!! The kids loved the show, too, and the preshow was also amazing. Would love to see their regular show sometime!
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Barbara Ross
Tyronza, AR
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"The Rosses amazing vacation"
January, 2019
The Dolly Pardon stampede was great family celebration. We had 13 in our group and all enjoyed the show.
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Tip: Everyone should try out the Dolly Pardon Stampede.

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Wendy Rarick
Wheaton, IL
1 Review
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"Sooooo much talent!!!!"
January, 2019
Amazing show! How can there be that much talent in one family!!!! Totally enjoyed!
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Tip: Order tickets in advance if you can to get greAt seats!

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Robert Phelps
Quitman, AR
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Went great."
January, 2019
We booked a package with Reserve Branson and it went flawless. Excellent show and kids love it.
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Michelle Frazier
Vilonia, AR
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Vacation with husband"
January, 2019
The Dixie Stampede was wonderful I loved the show and the food was delicious...
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Tip: You will eat with your fingers no silverware, be prepared to have a great time

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Reserve Branson Customer
Numa, IA
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Christmas at Dolly's Stampede"
January, 2019
Excellent show as always. This is the first time we have been there at Christmas, but we are never disappointed when we go.
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Mona Theriot
chauvin, LA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
January, 2019
Mona,from Chauvin,Louisiana
Dixie Stampede was an AMAZING show from start to finish .Second year going AND will be making return trips every year just to make this show .
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Tip: That you will not be DISAPPOINTED to see this show or others , WELL WORTH it anytime of the year .

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Tammy Pettijohn
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Christmas show was spectacular."
December, 2018
The Christmas show at Dixie stampede was spectacular. The preshow was also amazing with music to capture the attention of any age group. Snacks before the show or so reasonably priced. The show itself was exquisitely done and I was especially pleased that the true story of Jesus’s birth was told.
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Horace, North Dakota
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 16, 2019 NEW
This show's "big main stampede stars" were the large number of beautiful well-trained horses. Get there early in order to walk by the horses in their stalls. Get there early in order to watch and listen to the three brothers play their instruments and sing in the Carriage Room pre-show. Every seat in this large arena was a good seat. It was a fast moving program. The costumes were very colorful. This was a dinner show. The food was quickly served hot southern style. All the food tasted great and was very filling. The one criticism we have is that the show was very length. It could have been much longer. It was the shortest show we went to.
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Newport, Rhode Island
"Above average show, average dinner"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 14, 2019 NEW
This experience was great, the show was fun, exciting and very entertaining. The food was not poor, but it was average. Make sure that you have cash for souviners as well as tip for your server. Not reccommended for people who have allergies. My husband had to leave during the show, due to allergies. Not sure if it was the animals or the arena or the combination of both. Would recommend this experience.
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"Good show with good food"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 12, 2019 NEW
We have been coming here for over a decade. They did take out the “Dixie” from the name because it was offensive. You eat the meal with your hands and you get a lot of food. The show is pretty good and they change it a little each year.
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Deirdre L
Toowoomba, Australia
"Excellent evening out!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 06, 2019 NEW
So enjoyed this show. Enjoyed the preshow. We got to see the "Winter Wonderland" show with all that is Christmas. The Nativity scene was so well done. Was spectacular the way the backdrop changed with the different story themes. Our waiter did a tremendous job of serving our meal and keeping us supplied with drinks. A great night out for any age.
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Roy S
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 04, 2019 NEW
Grandkids range from 3 to 16. They all had a blast. Food was really good. I was surprised how tasty the food was. From youngest to oldest, everyone was entertained.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Christmas At Dolly Parton’s Stampede

What is the seating for this show?
The theater will assign your row as best available in the general section. This does not include the preferred section.

Is there a pre-show guests should be aware of at Dolly Parton's Stampede?
Yes. The Carriage Room Show features the Comedy of Dick Franco just prior to the main arena show. It features juggling and hilarious comedy. Arrive an hour before the main arena show time to stroll the beautiful horsewalk and enjoy the Carriage Room Show. The pre-show begins 50 minutes before the scheduled show time.

Are visitors allowed to meet & greet the performers at Dolly Parton's Stampede?
Riders and horses stay at the rail after the show to greet guests and sign autographs. The horses are also available for viewing throughout the day at Dolly Parton's Stampede Horsewalk.

Are cameras, audio or video recording allowed at the show?
No, cameras and recording devices are not allowed. Dolly Parton's Stampede has professional photographers on-site who take your family or group photo at the beginning of your experience. They deliver the photos to your seat, where you have the option to purchase or not, plus online access so you can email your Dolly Parton's Stampede photo to friends and loved ones.

What type of meal is served at Dolly Parton's Stampede?
The fabulous four-course feast includes a hot homemade biscuit, our original creamy vegetable soup, whole rotisserie chicken, hickory smoked barbecue pork loin, corn on the cob, herb-basted potato wedges, apple turnover for dessert, plus all the coffee, tea, or Pepsi you like. 

Vegetarian meals are available by special request with advance notice. The vegetarian meal includes garden vegetable pasta, original creamy vegetable soup, corn on the cob, herb-basted potato wedge, homemade biscuit and dessert. The gluten free meal consists of no soup, biscuit or apple turnover. They replace those items with a steamed vegetable melody. And if you love our Creamy Vegetable Soup or chicken seasoning, they’re available as a take-home mix in our gift shop!

What is the length of your intermission?
There is no intermission. However, there is a 15-minute break between the Carriage Room pre-show & the main arena spectacular.

What is the size of Dolly Parton's Stampede Theater?
The performance arena is 35,000 square feet.

How many rows constitute the Dolly Parton's Stampede Theater?
The arena features dinner seating and there are 6 rows total, allowing great visibility from all areas.

Approximately how long is Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Show?
The show is approximately 2 ½ hours long.

Is preferred seating available?
In order to reserve preferred seating, you must contact the show directly.

If my child is 3 years or younger and is considered a lap child do they get a plate of food?
No. For a child to reserve their own food a child's ticket must be purchased. 

What type of parking do you have?
Parking is all level. Group drop off, motorcoach & handicapped parking are located right up front. General parking allows guests to stroll the beautiful horsewalk and meet the 4-legged stars of the show.

What type of handicap seating/accessibility do you have?
Same level handicap seating is available near our restrooms. The handicap seating is located on the top row of the theater to allow easy access to restroom facilities and seating with no stairs. Wireless headsets and ASL interpreters are available for hearing impaired guests. Advance notice is required.

Does Dolly Parton visit Dolly Parton's Stampede?
Yes, Dolly does visit on occasion, although she’s a very busy lady. Luckily, Dolly appears in the show nightly through the magic of video.

Are booster seats available?
Yes, booster seats are available but a child's ticket must be purchased to use one.

Does Dolly Parton's Stampede provide sign language interpreters?
Yes. They require a two week notice, though. The cost of the interpreter is covered by Dolly Parton's Stampede.